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Proposition 46

Official Title: Housing & Emergency Shelter Trust Fund Bond Act of 2002.






Official statewide election results are available from the Secretary of State's web site.

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Official Summary: Creates trust fund to: provide shelters for battered women; clean and safe housing for low-income senior citizens; emergency shelters for homeless families with children; housing with social services for homeless and mentally ill; repairs/accessibility improvements to apartments for families and handicapped citizens; military veteran homeownership assistance; and security improvements/repairs to existing emergency shelters. Funded by bond issue of two billion one hundred million dollars ($2,100,000,000). Makes cities and counties eligible to receive specified funds. Subjects expenditures to independent audit. Appropriates money from state General Fund to repay bonds. State cost of about $4.7 billion over 30 years to pay off both the principal ($2.1 billion) and interest
($2.6 billion) costs on the bonds. Payments of about $157 million per year.

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Contact Information


  Julie Snyder
Yes on Proposition 46/Housing California
926 J Street, Suite 1400
Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 447-0531


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Who Signed the Ballot Arguments




green check mark Pete Major, Executive Director, Habitat For Humanity, Orange County   green check mark Senator Ray Haynes, Chair, California State Senate Constitutional Amendments Committee
green check mark Barbara Inatsugu, President, League of Women Voters   green check mark Assemblyman Anthony Pescetti, Vice-Chair, Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee
green check mark Dr. Kathie Mathis, Executive Director, Assocation to Aid Victims of Domestic Violence   green check mark Jon Coupal, President, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
green check markTom Porter, State Director, AARP   green check markMarilee Monagan, Past Board Member, Women Escaping a Violent Environment (WEAVE)
green check markDan Terry, President, California Professional Firefighters   green check markLew Uhler, President, National Tax Limitation Committee

News Coverage

For the most current election-related news stories, CVF recommends the Rough & Tumble web site.

please note: some of the links below may no longer work, because many newspaper web sites move stories into fee-based archives after a certain amount of time)
Prop. 46 takes aim at housing crisis, The Oakland Tribune, October 16, 2002
Home sweet home, The Sacramento Bee, October 10, 2002
State crafts $2.1 billion housing bond, San Diego Union-Tribune, April 21, 2002

For More Information, CVF Recommends...

  Secretary of State's Official Voter Information Guide

Text of the Measure

Official Pro/Con Arguments

Analysis by the Legislative Analyst

  Easy Reading Voter Guide

  The League of Women Voters Indepth Analysis

  Original Bill Information and History

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This page first published September 24, 2002 -- last updated November 6, 2002